The L.A. coroner's office has officially ruled that Don Cornelius' cause of death was a suicide.
In a press release issued Tuesday, the coroner's office determined that the "Soul Train" founder died early Feb. 1st after shooting himself in the head.
The determination was made after an autopsy Friday. Police ruled out any foul play.
Cornelius started "Soul Train" in 1970. An instant hit, it was one of the longest-running syndicated shows in history, introducing audiences to many top music acts and providing a never-before-seen TV platform for black culture.
Coroner's officials are awaiting toxicology results before issuing a full report.